Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on September 11, include:
- 9/11 Remembrance Day
- Emergency Number Day - (Proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26, in 1987)
- Libraries Remember Day
- National Boss/Employee Exchange Day - September 11, 2017 (First Monday after Labor Day)
- National Day of Service and Remembrance
- National Hot Cross Bun Day
- Odd Day - Not in 2015 (Last one was 9-11-13 - three consecutive odd numbers)
- Patriot Day
- Remember Freedom Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include September 11, are:
- International Housekeepers Week - September 10-16, 2017 (Second Full Week of September)
- Line Dance Week - September 11-16, 2017 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday)
- National Assisted Living Week - September 10-16, 2017
- National Drive Electric Week (Formerly National Plug In Week) - September 9-17, 2017
- National Environmental Services Week - September 10-16, 2017
- National Nephrology Nurses Week - September 10-17, 2017 (Second Full Week in September)
- National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - September 10-16, 2017
- Popcorn Days - September 9-11, 2017 (First Weekend after Labor Day)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include September 11, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.
- A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
- If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
- Miss America Pageant - September 11, 2017
The Astrological Sign for September 11 is Virgo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:
- Aster - symbols of powerful love.
- Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.
The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:
- Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.
- 1816 - Cal Zeiss, German lens maker who created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)
- 1885 - David Herbert Lawrence (D.H.) English author, poet and writer (d. 1930)
- 1913 - Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
- 1924 - Tom Landry, American football player and coach (NY Giants / Dallas Cowboys)
- 1965 - Moby, American musician
- 1967 - Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, songwriter, and actor
- 1965 - Ralph C. Smedley, American educator who founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
- 1966 - Collett E. Woolman, American businessman who co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
- 1994 - Jessica Tandy, English-American actress and singer (Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes) (b. 1909)
- 2001 - This website gives the names of all the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks: http://www.foramerica.org/2014/09/september-11th-2001/
- 2003 - John Ritter, American actor and producer (Three's Company) (b. 1948)
In 2012, four Americans died in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They are:
- 2012 - J. Christoper Stevens, American lawyer, diplomat, and 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
- 2012 - Sean Smith, American diplomat (b. 1978)
- 2012 - Glen Doherty - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1970)
- 2012 - Tyrone Woods - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1971)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1930 - Author Agatha Christi marries archaeologist Max Mallowan
- 1993 - Country singer Merle Haggard marries his fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month!
Please check out our Produce Trays page for some fun tips on preparing fruit and vegetable trays! Perfect for any holiday entertaining or just for a family dinner!
This Day in History
- 1789 - Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of Treasury
- 1792 - The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels
- 1813 - British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to invade Washington D.C.
- 1919 - U.S. Marines invade Honduras
- 1939 - During World War II, Canada declares war on Germany
- 1941 - Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon which is completed on January 15, 1943
- 1944 - During World War II, the first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany
- 1954 - Category 3 Hurricane Edna hits New England and causes significant damage and 29 deaths
- 1961 - Category 4 Hurricane Carla hits the Texas coast
- 1968 - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew
- 1970 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens are held until September 25
- 1972 - The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) begins passenger service
- 1974 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and 2 crew
- 1992 - Hurricane Iniki devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu, killing 3 and injuring 8,000
- 2001 - Two aircraft hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists crash into the World Trade Center Towers causing the collapse of both buildings and death of 2,742 people
- 2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
- 2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack United Airlines Flight 93, but passengers and crew retake control of the plane and crash the plan in a Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
- 2012 - The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacking, resulting in the death of four Americans.
- 2012 - The U.S. is warned by Moody's that it's AAA credit rating is at risk if law makers fail to come up with a long-term debt reduction plan
This Day in Music
- 1847 - Oh! Susanna by Stephen Foster is first sung at a saloon in Pittsburgh
- 1962 - Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You are recorded by The Beatles
- 1967 - The Beatles start filming Magical Mystery Tour
- 1982 - Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago hits #1
- 1993 - Dreamlover by Mariah Carey hits #1
- 2000 - Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow release a cover of Smokey Robinson's Cruisin
The song above is is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." song. I used it on our Fourth of July Music page, but I couldn't find a better song to fit the sentiment of September 11th.
This Day in Sports
- 1903 - The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. (oldest major speedway in the world)
- 1985 - Pete Rose gets his 4,192 hit and breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
In Memoriam (adverb)
1. In memory (of); as a memorial.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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